iPad release dates announced

iPad release dates announced

By Stuart Richardson

May 7th 2010 at 2:02PM

Launch of new Apple platform coming May 28

Apple has announced that the iPad launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will happen on May 28. Pre-orders will be possible from May 10.

Over one million iPads have already been sold in the USA, with a reported 12 million apps already having been downloaded onto them from the App Store.

The RRP’s (inc. VAT) for the device have been set in the UK at £429 for 16GB, £499 for 32GB, £599 for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and £529 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699 for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

The iPad will be sold through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

A release in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will happen in July.

Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.